ABSTRACT Background and Objective: The study hypothesized that the students who are forced to enter the medical field by their parents may have a higher incidence of depression and anxiety.
Methods: A total of 210 medical and dental students were asked to fill out a form indicating their desire to enter medical college versus their parents’ wishes on an analogue scale. They were also asked to fill out screening forms for depression and anxiety.
Results: The students who selected the medical field by their parent’s wishes were found to have 1.2 times more anxiety & 1.96 times more depression. Conclusions: Parents should consider children's willingness to enter the medical field before forcing them into medical school.
Khan, Sohail Ahmed; Khan, Asvad Ahmad; and Ahmed, Asiyah
"Screening for Depression and Anxiety Among Medical and Dental Students Who Are Forced into Their Field of Study,"
Pakistan Journal of Neurological Sciences (PJNS): Vol. 17:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://ecommons.aku.edu/pjns/vol17/iss1/3